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Re: Political Commentary of the Day
« Reply #45 on: January 23, 2019, 05:49:51 PM »
Go to India and China and tell them to stop burning coal and oil. They are causing most of the CO2 and air pollution both now and in the next 30+ years. The world may indeed see increasing sea levels (whatever the cause) but that does not mean the world will end. I guess we will have to build a sea wall between Staten Island and Brooklyn.

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« Reply #46 on: January 23, 2019, 08:27:45 PM »
using your logic, we should all go out and take a dump on diversity plaza because a homeless man will do that from time to time. personal responsibility, sir or madam. live it.

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Re: Political Commentary of the Day
« Reply #47 on: January 25, 2019, 10:01:38 AM »
"Carbon" is the reefer madness of the 21st century.  Eventually you'll be taxed for breathing.

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« Reply #48 on: January 25, 2019, 10:35:03 AM »
"Carbon" is the reefer madness of the 21st century.  Eventually you'll be taxed for breathing.

Scene: Europe/USA/Most everywhere 2100

"Daddy? Why are we refugees? Why do crops keep failing? Why can't we feed ourselves as a society? Why is there war and devastation everywhere?  Why are there floods and fires everywhere? Why is the natural world so degraded? Why don't things get better?  Why don't we have a society - they used to have one? Who did this to us?"

"well, look at the kind of statement that people like Chingwa promoted in the early 21st century. for the lolz they willfully ignored the oncoming the greatest disaster ever to befall mankind - one that impoverished and hurt billions of people, so that they could have a few more years of selfish luxury. they did this to you. we will always curse their names - hell, their own grandkids curse their names as they die young, suffering because of their actions!"

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Re: Political Commentary of the Day
« Reply #49 on: January 25, 2019, 11:32:28 AM »
This is just a power grab by a bunch of green zealots. I plan to keep warm as long as I live in NYC. This will involve burning gas or oil for heat. There is no other way to keep warm. Also Con Ed will burn fossil fuels to produce electricity. The solar and wind option is not realistic. If you want to influence global pollution, you have to control the population of China and India because together they have billions of people and burn tons of coal. This is like the new tax scheme that we will now tax total wealth and not income. We will never be Denmark as others want us to become.
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Re: Political Commentary of the Day
« Reply #50 on: January 25, 2019, 11:42:27 AM »
If,as "a green zealot", I wanted a power grab (hah!), I would align with the billionaires, political powers and corporations that, for short term gain, are ruining the world for future generations - who, if you didn't notice have much more money and power than any green initiatives....and go around yukking it up with their either dumb or willing enablers, like you, JK Resident.

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Re: Political Commentary of the Day
« Reply #51 on: January 25, 2019, 02:24:27 PM »
You need to removed from this forum for engaging in personal attacks.

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Re: Political Commentary of the Day
« Reply #52 on: January 25, 2019, 03:05:01 PM »
why is it always the conservatives asking for safe spaces and nanny state protection?

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Re: Political Commentary of the Day
« Reply #53 on: February 07, 2019, 02:10:35 PM »
the real answer is more coal. coal powered IPhones built in right to work states should be the core of the New Black Lung Deal.

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Re: Political Commentary of the Day
« Reply #54 on: February 07, 2019, 02:14:03 PM »
the real answer is more coal. coal powered IPhones built in right to work states should be the core of the New Black Lung Deal.

Nuanced response.

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« Reply #55 on: February 07, 2019, 02:35:34 PM »
as someone who's studied and written about American history, I'll remind you that the original New Deal had Republicans talking about how it would undoubtedly destroy America. the country would be in ruins if the radical FDR had his way.

i look forward to the continued impotent whining of the right. and their relegation to the margins.

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« Reply #56 on: February 07, 2019, 03:18:57 PM »
as someone who's studied and written about American history, I'll remind you that the original New Deal had Republicans talking about how it would undoubtedly destroy America. the country would be in ruins if the radical FDR had his way.

i look forward to the continued impotent whining of the right. and their relegation to the margins.

It's wholly false narrative that anyone who dares disagree with the far left is therefore a far right Republican, I know the local DNC thinks being anything close to a centrist is a liability.  It belittles any real fact base argument you bring forth.

You keep your hope, I’ll keep my hard earned change.

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Re: Political Commentary of the Day
« Reply #57 on: February 07, 2019, 03:23:43 PM »
Well it seems the Republicans were right that the social security Ponzi scheme would end. The population demographics as mentioned above will take care of that. Unless you think today’s twentysomethings will pay 70% of their middle class paycheck to pay for all the elderly and disabled. The only out of this mess would involve immigration of highly educated people who earn high incomes.

As for this “green deal” and Jackson Heights. Most of JH is made up of big buildings that burn gas or oil for heat and hot water. Electric heat would be prohibitively expensive and would burden the electrical grid. The power plants burn oil or gas depending on what is cheaper. Now they burn gas because of the low price of natural gas. If the rest of the nation prohibited fracking like NYS we would be burning oil. Most buildings in JH have boilers that can burn both depending on price. The whole solar and wind option is perfectly acceptable if you live in Southern California. So this whole “green new deal” is pie in the sky nonsense that will never actually solve our energy needs.

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Re: Political Commentary of the Day
« Reply #58 on: February 07, 2019, 05:23:35 PM »
fine. kill the old and poor. you'll no doubt sleep well.

once again, you sicken all decent people among us.

and feel free to mewl about being victimized.

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Re: Political Commentary of the Day
« Reply #59 on: February 07, 2019, 08:01:41 PM »
Well it seems the Republicans were right that the social security Ponzi scheme would end. The population demographics as mentioned above will take care of that. Unless you think today’s twentysomethings will pay 70% of their middle class paycheck to pay for all the elderly and disabled. The only out of this mess would involve immigration of highly educated people who earn high incomes.

BULLSHIT. Social Security would continued to be funded WELL into the foreseeable future if:
1. Incomes would rise along with the rate of inflation, instead of being stagnant for 99% of wage-earners
2. The salary cap would be eliminated.

End of story. I'm not a socialist but I think people who work 40-50 years deserve to be secure in their senior years and have healthcare.

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Re: Political Commentary of the Day
« Reply #59 on: February 07, 2019, 08:01:41 PM »